Lampanelli has been known for more than a quarter-century as Comedy's Lovable Queen of Mean. Heralded as "more than a standup -- a standout,” by comedy legend Jim Carrey, and called "a true original and a brilliant comedy mind who'll steal the show every time" by her hero Howard Stern, Lampanelli is known for saying things that most people are afraid to think. Her raunchy, gut-busting performances are wildly popular at theaters across the United States and Canada.
Lampanelli’s fifth stand-up special, 2015s Back to the Drawing Board, proved the insult comic was new, improved, and funnier than ever. The EPIX special was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album of the Year and showed off Lisa’s radically different look after having lost more than 100 pounds with the help of gastric sleeve surgery. That weight loss and her love of theater inspired her to write Stuffed: A Big-Boned, Skinny-Ass, All-You-Can-Laugh New Play. Having been every size from 2 to 26, Lampanelli has firsthand knowledge of the food and body-image struggle.